Our Mutual Friend by DICKENS, Charles

Sinopsis

Dickens last complete novel was published serially 1864-5. It begins with an intriguing fortune offered to John Harmon by his late father, a rich dust contractor, in his will. To receive the money, John must marry a certain Bella Wilfer who he does not know from Eve. He is returning from the exile enforced by his father and confides in a ships mate who attempts to murder him. The mate gets killed instead, leaving one inconvenient corpse. Because John is considered dead (the body is found with his papers), the money passes to Mr Boffin, old Harmons foreman. Harmon adopts Bella and John comes into his employ disguised as John Rokesmith. Bella does not fall for John but through kindly Boffins contrivances learns to hate money and fall for her suitor under his false name. Eventually she learns of his true identity as the Boffins had previously, and the villainous one-legged Silas Weggs plot to blackmail Mr Boffin is brought to light. There is also a story running behind the main plot about a certain Eugene Wrayburn and his love for Lizzie Hexam, and his rivals attempt to murder him. The two plots are only really connected through the waterside murders but it allows Dickens to indulge in an extremely socially diverse cast of characters. (Summary written by Alan Chant).

Episodios

  • bk5 - POSTSCRIPT, IN LIEU OF PREFACE

    bk5 - POSTSCRIPT, IN LIEU OF PREFACE

    15/09/2016 Duración: 05min
  • bk4_17 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 17 THE VOICE OF SOCIETY

    bk4_17 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 17 THE VOICE OF SOCIETY

    15/09/2016 Duración: 17min
  • bk4_16 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 16 PERSONS AND THINGS IN GENERAL

    bk4_16 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 16 PERSONS AND THINGS IN GENERAL

    15/09/2016 Duración: 27min
  • bk4_15 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 15 WHAT WAS CAUGHT IN THE TRAPS THAT WERE SET

    bk4_15 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 15 WHAT WAS CAUGHT IN THE TRAPS THAT WERE SET

    15/09/2016 Duración: 35min
  • bk4_14 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 14 CHECKMATE TO THE FRIENDLY MOVE

    bk4_14 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 14 CHECKMATE TO THE FRIENDLY MOVE

    15/09/2016 Duración: 38min
  • bk4_13 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 13 SHOWING HOW THE GOLDEN DUSTMAN HELPED TO SCATTER DUST

    bk4_13 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 13 SHOWING HOW THE GOLDEN DUSTMAN HELPED TO SCATTER DUST

    15/09/2016 Duración: 31min
  • bk4_12 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 12 THE PASSING SHADOW

    bk4_12 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 12 THE PASSING SHADOW

    15/09/2016 Duración: 29min
  • bk4_11 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 11 EFFECT IS GIVEN TO THE DOLLS DRESSMAKERS DISCOVERY

    bk4_11 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 11 EFFECT IS GIVEN TO THE DOLLS' DRESSMAKER'S DISCOVERY

    15/09/2016 Duración: 35min
  • bk4_10 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 10 THE DOLLS DRESSMAKER DISCOVERS A WORD

    bk4_10 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 10 THE DOLLS' DRESSMAKER DISCOVERS A WORD

    15/09/2016 Duración: 16min
  • bk4_09 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 09 TWO PLACES VACATED

    bk4_09 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 09 TWO PLACES VACATED

    15/09/2016 Duración: 26min
  • bk4_08 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 08 A FEW GRAINS OF PEPPER

    bk4_08 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 08 A FEW GRAINS OF PEPPER

    15/09/2016 Duración: 30min
  • bk4_07 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 07 BETTER TO BE ABEL THAN CAIN

    bk4_07 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 07 BETTER TO BE ABEL THAN CAIN

    15/09/2016 Duración: 34min
  • bk4_06 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 06 A CRY FOR HELP

    bk4_06 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 06 A CRY FOR HELP

    15/09/2016 Duración: 32min
  • bk4_05 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 05 CONCERNING THE MENDICANTS BRIDE

    bk4_05 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 05 CONCERNING THE MENDICANT'S BRIDE

    15/09/2016 Duración: 53min
  • bk4_04 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 04 A RUNAWAY MATCH

    bk4_04 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 04 A RUNAWAY MATCH

    15/09/2016 Duración: 31min
  • bk4_03 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 03 THE GOLDEN DUSTMAN SINKS AGAIN

    bk4_03 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 03 THE GOLDEN DUSTMAN SINKS AGAIN

    15/09/2016 Duración: 30min
  • bk4_02 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 02 THE GOLDEN DUSTMAN RISES A LITTLE

    bk4_02 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 02 THE GOLDEN DUSTMAN RISES A LITTLE

    15/09/2016 Duración: 22min
  • bk4_01 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 01 SETTING TRAPS

    bk4_01 - Book the Fourth - Chapter 01 SETTING TRAPS

    15/09/2016 Duración: 35min
  • bk3_17 - Book the Third - Chapter 17 A SOCIAL CHORUS

    bk3_17 - Book the Third - Chapter 17 A SOCIAL CHORUS

    15/09/2016 Duración: 27min
  • bk3_16 - Book the Third - Chapter 16 THE FEAST OF THE THREE HOBGOBLINS

    bk3_16 - Book the Third - Chapter 16 THE FEAST OF THE THREE HOBGOBLINS

    15/09/2016 Duración: 47min
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